How to transition your patio from summer to autumn

Now that the weather is cooling down and the bright sunshine is fading, it’s time to start thinking about the best way to transition your outside space from summer to autumn. 

Balcony and patio awnings offer a great solution for those looking to continue enjoying their outside space as the weather cools. Crocodilla offers a range of awning accessories that will help lengthen the life of your awnings so you can curl up on your patio sofa with a mug of hot chocolate and watch as the seasons change.

Read our top tips on how to transition your patio, extending the use of your outside space from summer to autumn.

 1. Lighting

Even though the days are getting shorter, that doesn’t mean you have to head inside as soon as the sun goes down. With the addition of appropriate lighting, you can enjoy your patio well into the evening. String up café lights or lanterns to provide a soft glow, ideal for intimate dinner parties. 

Set the mood and stay outside even longer with the addition of Weinor’s LED light bar. Combining a stylish and sleek design with modern technology – it makes the perfect awning accessory. The innovative technology creates a pleasant warm white light, is dimmable, can be controlled with the touch of a button and can be installed anywhere.

 2. Heating

As the temperature starts to drop, especially in the evenings, stay warm by adding soft blankets to your patio sofa and chairs to use on those chilly nights. To extend the life of your patio even further, add a heating system. The tempura heating system and Solamagic heaters can be mounted anywhere and are cost-effective and energy efficient heating options that produce instant heat without any delay.

 3. Vertical Awnings

As the seasons' change, so does the position of the sun during different times of the day. This may mean you need additional customisable sun shades to protect against glare, whilst increasing privacy. Vertical awnings can be added to any Weinor or non-Weinor awning and integrates into the awning design beautifully. The vertical shading can be controlled by a gear handle or via remote control for more convenience.

 4. Replace summer flowers with autumn blooms

A hanging basket can transform a bare wall, provide colour to your patio and add an extra dimension to your garden. Just because the seasons change, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your flowers! There are many hardy flowers and plants that do well in autumn or winter baskets like Iris reticulate and Erica carnea. Try something different and plant dwarf evergreen shrubs and ornamental grasses for a beautiful basket that will last throughout the winter. 

Create your dream outside space with Crocodilla…

We offer a range of outdoor furnishings and accessories to extend the life of your patio or garden. Our friendly and helpful team are here to help you design the perfect outside space for whatever your requirements and budget. Get in contact with our team and let us know how we can help you enjoy your patio and garden all year round.

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